|CVSS SCORE||8.0, (AV:A/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)|
This vulnerability allows network-adjacent attackers to escalate privileges on affected installations of TP-Link TL-WA855RE Wi-Fi extenders. Although authentication is required to exploit this vulnerability, the existing authentication mechanism can be bypassed.
The specific flaw exists within the first-time setup process. The issue results from the lack of proper validation on first-time setup requests. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to reset the password for the Admin account and execute code in the context of the device.
Fixed in version TL-WA855RE(US)_V4_200403